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Yippee I was looking far & wide for a low, fixed power scope. Technically an optic, if I'm not mistaken, due to the lack of variable zoom.

In my quest I have only turned up two real prospective manufacturer. Elcan and Trijicon.

Now, i'm not saying anythings wrong with either of these series of optics. I was just wondering if there was anything else out there.

I prefer no batteries at all, due to experiences in afghanistan.

if y'all could recommend a reflex sight that isn't battery powered to i'd be very thankful!
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Trijicon wins in that category
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+2 on the Trijicon.
 
Another option if you can wait just a little longer may be the new SS 1x4 that's coming out soon - an option that would give you the best of both worlds.  A true 1x with the option to crank up to 4x if you choose.  I dirgress, this unit does use a battery, but is getting great reviews over on snipershide - a member is running a proto type through it's paces.  Just another option to consider.
 
 
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I had just found that thread shortly after making this post about the variable 1-4x scope. It sure made me feel a little foolish for sort of prematurely posting but least it gave me an excuse to stop stalking the forums.
       As far as Trijicon scopes go, I completely agree. My unit has used elcans and 4x ACOGs  through out deployments.
          We recently had our 4x ACOGs retrofitted to 6x power and I must say most hate the new ACOG. The old 4x were easy to use for CQC as well as long range engagements. 

I figured I'd ask anyway though, I wasn't sure if ya'll knew of a reclusive combat optic maker that bested trijicon in some way.
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Welcome to the OT panzermk4!
 
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If you go with quick detachable mounts you can alter the system to what you are up against. The  scopes here are  6x42 Super Sniper  3x compact ACOG and Comp M4s of those I usually run the 3x compact ACOG.  I can see the advantage of a 6x scope but would prefer it with tactical knobs like the Super  Sniper.  As far as low power scopes with illlumination Trijicon Rules.  The aimpoints do have incredible battery life but the ACOG is brighter when you look through it.   Actually an aimpoint can be used with the front lens cover closed and both eyes open and the brain automatically puts the dot on the target when stuff is up close and personal but at distance I can see them wanting the 6x but Id be willing to bet it cost them more to change the 4x into a 6x than it would have cost them to buy a new 6x42 Super Sniper.  The 6x42 Super Sniper is a very useful tool considering the price but it wont take the place of an illuminated ACOG and I have 4x ,  3x  and 1.5x and of them the 1.5x with triangle is my favorite because at distance you work off the point and up close you use the whole triangle for a large bright aiming point.
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